1994 Mazda Protege from North America
Great little car
Feels like the struts may need to be replaced.
Transmission is beginning to slip slightly.
Other than normal routine, we have had no major problems.
Things are just starting to happen, but with over 135k miles it is expected.
It starts up everyday and has great pick-up. The seat belts are uncomfortable in their positioning.
This car is one thing my 1996 Kia Sephia (review posted) wasn't, "RELIABLE".
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th October, 2002
19th Aug 2003, 19:17
You *do* realize that the Kia Sephia and the Mazda Protege are almost exactly the same cars, right? Exact same engines and transmissions, to start... Although interior may differ slightly (much like how other "twin" cars differ). So it's strange that one is unreliable while the other is... I have a Kia Sephia 1.8L and it's been reliable and dependable. Only had to change brake pads once, and tires once, and regular oil changes: nothing else, but that! It's about 6 years old and still going strong... It's cheaper than a Mazda Protege b/c you pay for the "Mazda" name, although it's basically the same car...